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I like the old days when passenger trains were headed by "passenger style" locomotives, such as the PAs and Fs. These modern trains look like someone stopped by a freight yard and grabbed an engine. It's a very nice photo, though.
UP used to put their E units up front on these trains, not sure why they stopped using them, haven't seen them in several years
 

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From left to right; Chesapeake & Ohio E8A #4026; Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac E8A #1001; Seaboard Coast Line E7A #529; and Southern Railway FP7 #6149 rest at the Ivy City engine terminal in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 1970. Marty Bernard collection.

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Lets go to the 21st century...

ABe 4/4 III



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Bernina Express ABe 4/4 III 'Tirano' #53, my HOm locomotive's namesake.

 
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Very nice….although you need a lot of expensive infrastructure to go electric….
 

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Over the long haul it's cheaper than Diesel. At least they must think so.
 

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Discussion Starter · #374 ·
Frisco 2-8-2
Mansfield, MO.
1937

Train Wheel Sky Plant Vehicle
 
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I really like the S6 switchers, it’s a shame no one has produced a plastic model yet
Maybe its because they only made 126 of them, and most of them went to private companies or small minor railways…?

And SP owned most of them (70), so unless you model SP, who would buy one…?

Interesting tid-bit though….In the movie Back to the Future Part III, an S-6 locomotive destroyed the DeLorean time machine, when it returned to 1985.
 

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Maybe its because they only made 126 of them, and most of them went to private companies or small minor railways…?

And SP owned most of them (70), so unless you model SP, who would buy one…?

Interesting tid-bit though….In the movie Back to the Future Part III, an S-6 locomotive destroyed the DeLorean time machine, when it returned to 1985.
The S6 in the Back to the Future movie was on the Ventura county railway, from my hometown, it was also an ex SP unit, and being an SP modeler I’d buy several, Pacific Northwest resins offered an S6 Shell for a little while but it disappeared from their offerings
 
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